The present generation is stressed out in its pursuit of wealth.

In the process, it loses health, Chairman of Art of Living Arun Madhavan said here on Sunday.

In his acceptance speech after receiving the Dynamic Indian of the Millennium Award from K.G. Foundation, he said “the generation in a hurry” was looking for instant relief from all problems.

Stress

It was to be noted that even doctors and paramedics were nowadays being increasingly exposed to stressful working environment.

As for the healthcare delivery system, the cost of hardware, software and manpower to run healthcare units had risen exponentially, beyond the reach of common man.

Mr. Madhavan spoke on the relevance of time-tested techniques to keep the mind clear and calm.

These included simple breathing techniques, singing and phonetic vibrations through chanting of mantras.

In order to commemorate the Doctors' Day Celebrations and also in order to recognise doctors for their distinguished contribution to healthcare, the K.G. Foundation honoured 71 of them from various parts of the State with the “Doctor of Excellence” award.

Service

K.G. Hospital Chairman G. Bakthavathsalam said the award was in recognition of the selfless service they had rendered in saving the lives of a number of people.

General practitioners had made a significant contribution to health care delivery in the country.

They should attend continuing medical education programmes to keep themselves abreast of emerging techniques and developments.

At the function held on Sunday, the foundation also recognised the contribution made by the administrators of some hospitals.

Without their help, the doctors would not be able to rise to the occasion and serve the patients, Dr. Bakthavathsalam said.

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